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The Guns of August

By Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era

In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash. And inevitable it was, with all sides plotting their war for a generation. Dizzyingly comprehensive and spectacularly portrayed with her famous talent for evoking the characters of the war’s key players, Tuchman’s magnum opus is a classic for the ages.
 
Praise for The Guns of August
 
“A brilliant piece of military history which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchill’s statement that the first month of World War I was ‘a drama never surpassed.’”Newsweek
 
“More dramatic than fiction . . . a magnificent narrative—beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained.”Chicago Tribune
 
“A fine demonstration that with sufficient art rather specialized history can be raised to the level of literature.”The New York Times
 
“[The Guns of August] has a vitality that transcends its narrative virtues, which are considerable, and its feel for characterizations, which is excellent.”The Wall Street Journal


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2004

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9780345476098


Format: Book
Author: Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim
Summary: A Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris.
Title: The guns of August / Barbara W. Tuchman.
Publisher Date: New York : Presidio Press, 2004, c1962.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front
Isbn: 9780345476098 0345476093
Current Holds: 4
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 940.4144 Tuc
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Bib Id: 346689

Format: Book
Author: Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim
Summary: A Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris.
Title: The guns of August / Barbara W. Tuchman.
Edition: 1st Presidio Press mass market ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Presidio Press, 2004, c1962.
Description: xxviii, 606 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm.
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front
Notes: Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1962.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 525-575) and index.
LCCN: bl2005018992
ISBN: 9780345476098
ISBN: 0345476093
Requests: 4
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 940.4144 Tuc